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A helicopter flies over an iceberg near Prydz Bay.
A helicopter flies over an iceberg near Prydz Bay. (Photo: Kym Newbery)
Kym Newbery in Antarctica.

Kym Newbery has worked as an electronics engineer with the Australian Antarctic Division’s Science Technical Support team for 17 years. He designs, modifies and maintains a diversity of electronic equipment for use by scientists and non-technical personnel in support of the Australian Antarctic Program (see Creative solutions to Antarctic challenges).

Kym says: 

This photo was taken using a Hasselblad 50 megapixel camera installed underneath a helicopter as part of the RAPPLS system (see Flying toolbox). The photo was taken on the return of a mission to the Prydz Bay region near Davis, and is one of many thousands taken. The placement of the companion helicopter below the aircraft and the iceberg was an idea we had on the flight, to take an interesting photo showing the scale of machines and nature.